Ever wonder what life was like in the 1930s? How did young men go a-courting? When was “Mango Time”? Could money really turn into stone?
Find out at The Printed Word: The Lost Art of Gabino Reyes Congson on September 6, 10.30 am at the 2F Function Room of Ayala Museum. The event will launch an exhibit of Congson’s unique illustrations, and will feature a talk by writer, scholar, and museum advocate, Felice Prudente Sta. Maria.
A product of international correspondence schools such as the US-based Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning and Federal Schools, Inc., Gabino Reyes Congson (1910-2006) illustrated popular covers for the iconic Philippine Magazine from 1936 to 1941.
According to AVH Hartendorp, publisher and editor of Philippine Magazine, “Congson’s drawings of Manila street characters are noted for their keen observation and humor, and those who understand anything of art will admire the economy and efficiency of the means he employs in transferring what he sees and thinks to his sketch pad.”
The exhibit will run until December 2014. Regular admission to the lecture is P300. A discounted rate of P150 is given to students, teachers, and senior citizens.
For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 759-8288 loc. 45 (Faye Cura) or 39 (Suzanne Yupangco) or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.